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Statutory Committees – deputy chairs and members

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Location: Canary Wharf, London

 

Are you looking to broaden your experience? We have a number of opportunities for pharmacists and for lay people to play a key part in the regulation of pharmacy professionals by becoming a member or chair of the committees that decide on complaints against registrants and pharmacy premises.

 

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the regulator for pharmacy professionals and registered pharmacies in Great Britain.  It is our job to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.

 

As part of our regulatory function to uphold standards, there are three independent statutory committees which decide on complaints against registrants and pharmacy premises.

 

We are looking to fill a number of roles on two of those committees, our fitness to practise committee and our investigating committee: 

 

Investigating committee

 

The committee forms panels of the to consider the cases referred to them by the Registrar and decide whether to refer them to the Fitness to Practise Committee for a full inquiry, or may direct that further investigations should be undertaken. The committee’s panels meet in private and do not hear oral evidence. 

 

Fitness to practise committee

 

The Fitness to Practise Committee protects the interests and safety of the public by forming panels to hear cases where a registrant’s fitness to practise is in question, consider allegations, hear oral evidence and take decisions. The panels can issue sanctions or advice.

 

The roles available are outlined below. Please note we have a number of full membership positions available, as well as several positions on the reserve list for each role. We’re looking for pharmacists to join our committees, as well as lay people. 

 

Chair / Deputy Chair

 

As one of the deputy chairs you will chair meetings to reach a decision, ensure appropriate procedures are followed, and provide reasons for decisions. You will also assist in developing committee members.

 

You will have experience of chairing meetings, evaluating evidence and summarising agreements to support a decision. You will meet the essential criteria and competences detailed in the job description. As chair you will have additional duties, including reviewing determinations for consistency.  

 

Registrant committee members – pharmacist 

 

Registrant members must have recent experience of pharmacy practice, and be on the GPhC register. You must meet the essential criteria and competences in the job description.

 

Lay committee members

 

Lay members must never have been entered in the register of any health or social care regulatory body; nor may they hold a qualification which would enable them to apply for entry to the GPhC’s register.  You must meet the essential criteria and competences detailed in the job description.

 

For all of the above roles you will need to demonstrate an appreciation of, and commitment to, protecting, promoting and maintaining the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public. 

 

The members of the statutory committees are appointed by an independent appointments committee.

 

Relevant training will be provided for all the roles.

 

We are proud of being an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds and sections of the community to apply.

 

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Role specifications 

 

Pharmacist member, statutory committees Lay member, statutory committees Deputy chair, investigating committee Chair and deputy chair, fitness to practise committee

 

Application form

 

Application, equality monitoring and reference form

 

If you would like to learn more about the vacancies, join us at our open evening at our Canary Wharf offices on Monday 22 February at 5:45pm. You’ll need to register your place by emailing associates&partners@pharmacyregulation.org by 1pm on Thursday 18 February. 

 

If you would like to have an informal discussion about any of the roles, please contact Elaine Mulingani, Associates and Partners Manager on 0203 713 7817.

 

Cliciwch yma i ddarllen yr hysbyseb hon yn Gymraeg.

 

If you would like further information or documents in other formats, for example in Welsh, please email associates&partners@pharmacyregulation.org

 

The closing date for applications is 6 March 2016. Interviews will take place throughout May 2016 - view a full list of interview dates.

Deadline for Application:
Interview Date: May 2016

Senior Professionals and Systems Regulatory Lawyer

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We are the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies in Great Britain. Our main job is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public who need or use services from pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, or services provided at a registered pharmacy, in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

We are seeking a confident, pro-active decision maker to, under delegated powers from the Registrar, make timely decisions on applications for registration and, where appropriate, fitness to practice (FtP) cases. The role demands a collaborative approach, providing consultancy, expert advice and advice to the Registrar, Director of Inspection and FtP and other heads of department. The role will contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the regulatory framework for dealing with FtP matters and will also contribute to the delivery of the GPhC’s strategic objectives.

 

To be considered for this role, you should be a qualified solicitor or barrister with substantial experience of professional regulation (or equivalent). Significant experience of managing investigations and presenting cases at hearings within agreed quality, timeliness and cost objectives is desirable. You should also be able to demonstrate examples of delivering measurable improvements through effective coaching and development of individuals.

 

This is a key role and an excellent career opportunity. In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days’ holiday.

 

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 21 February.  Interviews will be held in the week beginning 29 February.

Deadline for Application: 21 February
Interview Date: Week beginning 29 February

Monitoring & Concerns Officer - 6 Month FTC

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We are the independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain. Our remit is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of people who use pharmacy services, by upholding standards and maintaining public trust in these services in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

We are currently seeking to appoint a dedicated and highly organised person to take on this key role, ensuring that registrants comply with restrictions placed on their practice in the form of conditions or undertakings. You will also ensure that reported concerns received about a registrant’s fitness to practise are dealt with according to priority, and that you maintain effective communication with all parties involved, whilst keeping accurate records of all decisions made.

 

You should be a graduate (or have equivalent experience) and be able to demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise your workload.  You should also demonstrate an ability to track, record and successfully manage large volumes of cases in a regulatory or similar environment. In addition, excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as you will be liaising frequently with internal and external stakeholders.

 

This is a key role and an excellent career opportunity. In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days’ holiday.

 

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 21 February.  Interviews will be held in the week beginning 29 February.

Deadline for Application: Sunday 21 February
Interview Date: 29 February and 1 March

HR Advisor

Job Description: HR Advisor JD 16.doc
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An excellent career opportunity for the right person in Human Resources

We are the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies in Great Britain. Our main job is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public who need or use services from pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, or services provided at a registered pharmacy, in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

We are currently seeking a committed and proactive HR professional to join our small, friendly and very industrious team as a HR Advisor.  You will provide advice, support and administrative duties across the full range of HR activity at GPhC which includes recruitment, payroll, employee relations, terms and conditions of service, policies and procedures.  A specific responsibility will be the development and maintenance of our e-HR systems and reports, ensuring information is up-to-date and accurate

 

Candidates must have a CIPD qualification (Graduate or Associate level) or equivalent, as well as being able to demonstrate a relevant generalist background in HR, which will include providing HR advice and support to staff and managers at all levels.  A working knowledge of employment legislation is also important, as is the ability to use HR and payroll databases and possessing advanced IT skills in Microsoft packages especially Excel and Word.         

 

In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays, interest-free season ticket loan and eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme (after completion of three months service), private health care, subsidised in-house gym, subsidised staff restaurant, life insurance plus other competitive benefits.

 

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to: jobs@pharmacyregulation.org

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 14 February.  Interviews will be held in the week beginning 22 February.

 

Deadline for Application: 14 February 2016
Interview Date: Week beginning 22 February